A Little History of the English Country Church by Roy Strong

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This fascinating and beautifully illustrated little history is a celebration of the English country church - and a passionate plea for its preservation. In his engaging account Roy Strong tells the dramatic story of the English parish church, from the first temporary buildings erected in Anglo-Saxon times to its uncertain future in the twenty-first century.

From the arrival of the missionaries from Ireland and Rome, who erected crosses in the country to mark the places where they preached, to the beautiful architecture and rich spirituality of medieval Catholicism; from the cataclysm of the Reformation, which replaced the splendour of ritual with the preaching of the Word, to the age of the 'squarson', the gentrified cleric we meet in the novels of Jane Austen: Roy Strong takes us on a journey - historical, social and spiritual - to explore what men and women experienced through the age when they went to church on Sunday.


About Roy Strong

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Roy Strong is a writer, broadcaster, art historian, and curator who has served as director of both the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, both in London.
Published May 31, 2012 by Vintage Digital. 272 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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